Brock Mill was a former single storey warehouse supplying props and costumes to many theatres and various events nationally.

We acquired the cleared site in July 2016 having obtained planning consent for residential development; work commenced on site in January 2017.

The new scheme will be a mixed tenure development of affordable rent and shared ownership homes. The development will offer the following:

  • Two, two-bedroom, four person houses for affordable rent
  • Six, one-bedroom, two person apartments for affordable rent
  • Four, two-bedroom, four person houses for shared ownership.

All the properties have been designed to meet the Group's design requirements as well as the requirements of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who are contributing a total of £328,000 to the scheme in the form of a grant.

We expect the scheme to be completed by May 2018 when it will be known as Blackledge Place. This name was chosen to commemorate Joseph Frederick Blackledge, a local cricketer who played for Lancashire in 1962, captaining the team as an amateur in the year before the players and gentlemen distinction was formally abolished. He later served on the Lancashire Cricketers Committee and was President of the club in 2001.

The development has been welcomed by the local community and is seen as a positive addition to the area replacing a run down and unattractive building and providing much needed social housing for local people and homes for first time buyers. Chorley Borough Council have supported the scheme from its inception and, along with our other schemes on site in the area at St. Peters and St. James, recognises the positive influence that Progress Housing Group is having in the area.

Brock Mill was recently the subject of a successful HCA audit which has helped to raise our profile within the local authority and with the HCA which will benefit us in future bids for grant.

For further information, please contact the Development Team.